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April 11 – E&E Forum – “Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City”

You can view the video here. Join us for the next Baker Center Energy and Environmental Forum, which will take place on Thursday, April 11 at 3.30 pm in Min Kao 404 (not Toyota Auditorium in Baker Center due to scheduling conflict). Paulina Oliva, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of California, Santa Barbara will give a [...]

Baker Center Focuses on Education – April 3, 2013

A SRO crowd of 500+ filled the University Center Auditorium to hear Education Sec. Arne Duncan at the 2nd Baker Distinguished Lecture on April 3, 2013.  You can view the webcast of the event here:   BDLS2013.Duncan or you can read the transcript of his speech here The Tennessee Way-BDLS speech.Arne.Duncan.2013 Sec. Duncan underscored the need to improve [...]

Matt Murray talks about the BDLS!

Learn more about the Baker Distinguished Lecture Series – Matt Murray on the BDLS!

Taxes, Green Vehicles and the Death of Tennessee Transportation – April 17, 6 – 7:30 pm

In case you missed this discussion, tune in here and see what you missed.   TN.Roads.2013   Excellent discussion presented by our Baker Scholars!  Much thanks to all of our participants. Join us in the Toyota Auditorium on April 17 at 6 – 7:30 pm for this panel discussion, led by Baker Scholars Caleb Williford and Eric [...]

The K-16 Paradigm: The Ball’s in Our Court!

Join us on April 3 (following Sec. Duncan’s lecture at the University Center Auditorium) at 2:30 pm in the Toyota Auditorium, along with our distinguished panel of local and state educators and reformers to discuss education in Tennessee. Randy Boyd, CEO of PetSafe and Gov.’s advisor on Higher Ed  Jennifer Evans, Chamber of Commerce  Anthony [...]

Incoming UT Freshman – Sign up for the 2013 BCLLC and get engaged!

Applications for the 2013 Baker Center Living & Learning Community are now available.  If you or someone you know is coming to UT next fall and has a passion for government, politics or public service, please check out our learning community.  A complete application with all information is available here  2013 BCLLC Application   Admitted Freshman [...]

June 2013 — Incoming UT Freshman – sign up for our Learning Community!

We still have a few openings in our Baker Center Learning Community, so sign up NOW!  Though our deadline has passed and most slots are filled, there is still time to join.  Make your Freshman year one to remember and get engaged with the Baker Center! If you are or know of an incoming UTK [...]

White Paper 2-13 Reports on 2012 Base-load Electricity from Natural Gas and Nuclear Power: The Role of Federal and State Policy

White Paper 2-13 issued on March 5, 2013, provides a report on the Fall 2012 conference Base-load Electricity from Natural Gas and Nuclear Power: The Role of Federal and State Policy.  white paper Sept 20-21 symposiumFINAL

April 5 — Roosevelt Institute to Host Conference on Government

The Roosevelt Institute, a student organization sponsored by the Baker Center, will host the 2013 UT Government By & For Conference on April 5, 9 am – 7:45 pm,  in the Toyota Auditorium.   UT Roosevelt founder, Julia Ross, and Baker Scholar, Eric Dixon, said the conference is intended to spark dialogue about the purpose [...]

April 10-11 in Chattanooga — TN Solar Summit: Moving the Region’s Solar Power Forward

April 10-11 in Chattanooga, TN – TN Solar Summit:  Moving the Region’s Solar Power Forward – sponsored by SunShot. The TN Solar Summit will provide attendees with a retrospective and future look into the status of solar power within the region. We are expecting a packed conference, containing regional stakeholders including real property professionals, installers, appraisers, [...]